Category Archives: Languages

Yet Another Podcast–Bill Wagner

Effective C# and much more with Bill Wagner Bill is a Microsoft Regional Director and the author of both Effective C# and More Effective C#. Links discussed include: Chris Marinos’ MSDN article Rich Minerich’s Blog Dianne Marsh on the history … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #19 – Lisa Feigenbaum

Talking with Lisa Feigenbaum and Lucian Wischik about Programming Languages – Microsoft® Visual Basic® CTP for Windows® Phone Developer Tools: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=201859 – Visual Studio® Async CTP for C# & Visual Basic®: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/async.aspx – Productivity Power Tools: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef?SRC=Home Lisa Feigenbaum is … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #18 – Joe Stagner

Talking with Joe Stagner about Code Joe’s Blog Listen | Return to Yet Another Podcast Call in comments:  1-347-YAP-CAST

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iPhone to Windows Phone 7 Tutorial: Objective-C, C#, Xaml

[ Link to First Tutorial ] While there is much you can “pick up as you go” if you are an Objective-C programmer, understanding some of the fundamental differences in C# can save you a great deal of time and … Continue reading

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Giving away Programming C# 4 – one per week…

If you’d like a free copy of Programming C# 4 direct from O’Reilly, just leave a comment… Continue reading

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Coding Without A Net

I recently imposed on myself the constraint of coding without comments. Why?

* Comments rust faster than code, even when you’re careful
* Well written code can be read, and comments are annoying footnotes
* Comments make for lazy coding
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10 Programming Books You Absolutely Want Within Easy Reach

To make this list, a book must be on my “close” shelf, and must Be useful today Be incredibly well written

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Events and Delegates Under The Hood – Q&A

In the comments from this morning’s post, Andrew raised two questions important enough that I wanted to answer them in a post, rather than in comments…. [In the original version of the posting] you had some code showing that you … Continue reading

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Events and Delegates Under The Hood – Reposted

Many programmers come to Silverlight with little prior experience with C#, and thus conceptualize events as a response to an action that is “hooked up” using somewhat arbitrary syntax.  All of that is fine, until it isn’t, and so this … Continue reading

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